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#TashaTests – Yummy jelly slices with time travelling magic

Jelly and condensed milk slices in bowl

When we were little, my siblings and I usually got spoiled with some pocket money when visiting grandparents. Our favourite thing was to take that R10 or R20 and buy a tin of condensed milk each, make two holes in it and suck out all the condensed milk. Man it was so sweet but we loved it.

As adults we now know that it’s not a good idea to eat quite as much sweet stuff so I got really excited when saw this recipe on Facebook and decided to try it out. It’s still sweet but not as sugary as eating a whole tin of condensed milk. That and the good dose of nostalgia definitely made it a weekend-worthy treat in my books

You will need:

Rainbow jelly slice

  • Jelly (any flavour you like. Decide how many layers you want: You can have four layers with the same colour or do a rainbow slice with seven different colours, if you have the time)
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons of unflavoured gelatine
  • Boiling water


Condensed milk

To start with you need to get a baking dish big enough to hold all your layers. Make your first layer of jelly with boiling water pour it into your baking dish and let it set. Take one cup of boiling water and mix in the two teaspoons of gelatine, make sure it dissolves properly and then add your can of condensed milk.

You’ll never need another cupcake recipe again

When the first layer of jelly has set add a layer of the condensed milk mixture and let that set, then add your second layer of jelly, continue with these steps until you have as many layers as you would like. Just remember to let each layer set before pouring in the next layer otherwise it will all mix together and won’t look as magical.

This is a very easy recipe to make and the kids will love it just as much as I did, guaranteed. The only negative thing I could think of is that it takes time for each layer to set, so depending on how much time you’ve got to make it you can do only two layers of jelly and a layer of the condensed milk mixture in between.

Top tip: For an adult version add vodka to the jelly.

As if rainbows and condensed milk is not enough fun, grab a few of your favourite cookie cutters and mix it up instead of cutting squares when you are done. Happy time travelling!

Words: Natassha Burrell


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